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Report: Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) expected to play vs. Eagles

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to play in Sunday’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Sanders suffered a right ankle injury in the Oct. 15 loss to the New York Giants, the first loss in what is now a three-game losing streak for the Broncos. Sanders missed the team’s losses to the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Although Sanders was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, head coach Vance Joseph said liked what he’s seen, and said Sanders was on track to return.

“He’s progressing fast, he’s a tough guy,” Joseph said Thursay. “He wanted to go last week and he wasn’t quite ready. Chances are he will go this week.”

That would be welcome news for a team that has struggled on offense. Fellow receiver Demaryius Thomas doesn’t have a touchdown catch this season. Actually, none of the team’s wide receivers has a touchdown catch since Sanders had two Sept. 17 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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